Sunday, October 16, 2011

Link Library with Melanie

Back in May of 2007, I wrote a post for Art Bead Scene that was inspired by a funny little article from the Onion about how everyone and their mother is making and selling jewelry nowadays.  The article was in jest, but my post had some good pointers about how to stand out with so many jewelry makers, and it still rings true today


That was then, this is now... here are some brand new links from some of our beady friends: 

A Bead A Day
Have you ever made jewelry in the morning before work? Lisa's looking for your early morning 5 minute projects.

About.com Jewelry Making
October's jewelry designer interview includes some interesting ideas from Lorelei Eurto. 

Art Bead Scene
Heather shares a free project that tells a little story of her recent move back to Michigan 

Beading Arts
A bit of silver leaf, a bit of acrylic paint, and some polymer clay...beautiful results! 

Carmi's Art/Life World
A little Apoxie Clay goes a long way when you have time to play in the studio. 

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shares another week of Etsy Boot Camp goals 

Resin Crafts!
This week Carmi demos several layers of resin in a small tin. 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reminisces about the lovely book which she and Melanie of Earthenwood were in. She used Melanie's knockout components and they look just as fab today as they did then!  

The Bead Dreamer
Charlene shares how life seems to be crowding out jewelry making! Sometimes that's just how it is...  
 
Melanie Brooks is the ceramic beadmaker behind Earthenwood Studio, who blogs from her Metro Detroit, Michigan home.